Space Survival

To survive the ravages of space, astronauts could, in the future, be genetically engineered, Technology Review writes.

"Let's be clear. No one is trying to grow an astronaut in a bubbling vat somewhere," says Tech Review's Antonio Regalado. But, he notes, that bits of science fiction are looking closer to reality. 

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.